bill

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bill is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
big - bill - birth
See also Bill

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Noun[change]

Singular
bill

Plural
bills

  1. (countable) A bill is a piece of paper money; a banknote.
    I paid for my sandwich using a twenty-dollar bill.
  2. (countable) A bill is a piece of paper telling you what other people have done for you and how much you owe them.
    "Ask the waitress if we can have the "bill" now."
  3. (countable) A bird's bill is its beak (the hard mouth part).
    The toucan is known for its colorful bill.
  4. (countable) A bill is a proposed law.
    The bill passed the Senate.

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Plain form
bill

Third-person singular
bills

Past tense
billed

Past participle
billed

Present participle
billing

  1. (transitive) If you bill someone, you give or send them a bill.
    The shop billed me $100 for tickets.
  2. (transitive) If you bill a person or an event, you announce them.
    He was billed as "The Great Houdini".

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